• (4.8) 18 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,986–$21,138
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 19
  • Engine: 275-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2011 Cadillac DTS

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Cadillac DTS

What We Don't Like

  • Poor turning radius

Notable Features

  • Optional blind spot warning system
  • Standard V-8 engine
  • Seats five or six
  • Available heated and cooled seats
  • Available extended-length DTS-L

2011 Cadillac DTS Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The DTS, formerly the DeVille, is a front-wheel-drive alternative in Cadillac's luxury sedan lineup. It competes with the Lincoln MKS, Volvo S80 and Chrysler 300C. The DTS can seat five or six.

New for 2011

The 2011 DTS gets free scheduled oil changes, tire rotations, replacement of engine and cabin air filters, and multipoint vehicle inspection for four years or 50,000 miles through Cadillac's Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance program. Otherwise, there are no significant changes.


Exterior
The DTS' styling is linear and straightforward. It's 207.6 inches long (the roomier DTS-L is 215.6 inches long) making it larger and longer than the MKS, S80 and 300C. The model's styling is similar to Cadillac's STS sedan. Exterior features include:

  • Eggcrate grille
  • Central wreath-and-crest badging and fresh front-end sheet metal
  • Standard xenon headlights
  • Vanilla Latte and Tuscan Bronze ChromaFlair exterior colors
  • 17-inch wheels standard
  • Available 18-inch wheels and sunroof

Interior
The DTS can hold five or six occupants, with a choice of front bucket seats or a front bench. Interior features include:

  • Burl wood trim available
  • XM Satellite Radio, NavTraffic and OnStar available
  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control (three-zone system with a zone for rear passengers is optional)
  • Optional heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats and heated steering wheel
  • Standard remote start system
  • Optional power folding mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and heated windshield-washer fluid

Under the Hood
The DTS is available with a choice of Northstar 4.6-liter V-8 engines, both mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Mechanical features include:

  • Base V-8 produces 275 horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque
  • Optional quicker-revving version makes 292 hp and 288 pounds-feet of torque
  • Optional Magnetic Ride Control


Safety
Safety features include:

  • Optional lane departure warning system uses a camera between the rearview mirror and windshield to warn drivers when they've strayed from their lane
  • Optional blind spot warning system senses when objects are in the driver's blind spot
  • Six standard airbags: side-impact, side curtain and dual front
  • Standard all-disc antilock brakes
  • Standard electronic stability system with brake assist
  • Standard traction control



Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 18 reviews

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Excellent Car comfort and style

by Meyesu from Fort Worth tx on September 17, 2017

One of the best used cars for the money love this guy very well-built car drives and runs excellent very excellent for family

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Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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